Your Personal Training Questions, My Answers

Where does the training take place?

Our Personal Training Studio is located at 9305 Old Georgetown Road in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Greenberg trains most of his clients at our Personal Training Studio, and a few in their homes. Just contact us.  We will find a solution!

Are you a professional trainer?

Yes. I am certified as a personal trainer by the American College of Sports Medicine and have 22 years of experience as a fitness professional. Just check out the “About Me“ page for more details about my biography.

Why should I spend money on a personal trainer?

It is impossible for most people to effectively and efficiently train themselves and achieve their fitness goals. When we guide you through an efficient customized workout, you will work out at a higher level of intensity and at a more rapid pace than you could possibly maintain on your own. We eliminate ineffective popular exercises on which amateurs waste a large amount of time, and instead focus on those meat and potatoes exercises which will allow you to drastically improve your entire body composition, achieve a higher level of fitness, and ultimately reach your fitness goals.  We carefully watch every move you make to make sure that your form is impeccable in order to assure that you receive maximum benefits from your hard work without injuring yourself.  Having a trainer provides also provides accountability for the client as well as greatly increasing efficiency and time effectiveness of workouts.  We will encourage you. motivate you, and give you the confidence and assistance to perform at a level that you could never come close achieving on your own. 

How often do I have to or should I train with you?

You will optimize your results if you train three or more days a week. Some clients get good results training at the studio only twice a week if they are able to do some other type of high intensity exercise on off days on a regular basis.

My wedding is in 4 months; do I have time to drop 2 dress sizes and firm up?

Absolutely.  

 

It generally takes about 3 to 4 months (training at least 3 days a week) to fully transform your body unless you have a huge amount of weight to lose (over thirty pounds) or unless you plan on putting on a huge amount of muscle. 

 

If you are going to be a bride in 4 months and you want to drop two dress sizes before your wedding, that is very reasonable as long as you are reasonably careful with your diet and you train properly and consistently. 



What is aerobic exercise?

Aerobic exercise is physical exercise of relatively low intensity that depends primarily on the aerobic energy-generating process. Aerobic literally means "living in air", and refers to the use of oxygen to adequately meet energy demands during exercise via aerobic metabolism. Generally, light-to-moderate intensity activities that are sufficiently supported by aerobic metabolism can be performed for extended periods of time.

What is anaerobic exercise?

Anaerobic exercise is physical activity, which instigates a metabolism that does not depend on oxygen. Examples include isotonics, in which the muscles contract against an object of resistance with movement (e.g., weight lifting); isometrics, in which muscles contract against resistance but without movement; and calisthenics (e.g., sit-ups and knee-bends), which increase flexibility and improve joint mobility.

What is basal metabolic rate?

Basal metabolic rate or BMR is the rate at which energy is used by an organism at complete rest, measured in humans by the heat given off per unit time, and expressed as the calories released per kilogram of body weight or per square meter of body surface per hour. 

In other words, it is the rate at which your body burns calories at rest.

There's only one true way to increase your basal metabolic rate and that is by increasing your body's muscle mass.




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